$99,084
Avg. Salary
$39.30
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$5,036

Bonus

$3,990

Profit Sharing

$4,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Mechanical Engineer is $39.30 per hour.

The average pay for a Mechanical Engineer is $99,084 per year.

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$20.24
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$39.30
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$79.91
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MEDIAN $39.30
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$67k
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$142k
90%
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MEDIAN $99,084
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MEDIAN: $99,084
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$0$150K
Salary $67,003 - $141,828
Bonus $400 - $19,279
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $18,383
Commission $4,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$64,820 - $150,904
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 24 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,244
Hourly Data $0$85
Hourly Rate $20.24 - $79.91
Hourly Tips $9.09
Overtime $25.64 - $85.91
Annual Data $0$150K
Bonus $400 - $19,279
Commission $4,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $18,383
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$64,820 - $150,904
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 24 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 265

Job Description for Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical engineers participate in the planning and manufacturing of new products by performing engineering duties and developing, designing and testing mechanical devices. Job requirements include either a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering, a master of science in engineering, or a related degree. The EIT exam, membership in a professional society and specific industry-related certifications may also be encouraged or required.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Mechanical Engineer


Late-Career Mechanical Engineers fill the offices of leading firms Northrop Grumman Corporation, Lockheed Martin Corp, General Motors Corporation, The Boeing Company, and U.S. Navy. Late-Career Mechanical Engineers flock to Northrop Grumman Corporation for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $131K lead the pack in compensation; however, Northrop Grumman Corporation also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $87K at one end to $174K at the other end.

Salaries are easily beat at Lockheed Martin Corp, where median pay comes to just $82K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $74K and ending at $129K, range in salary is rather small.

Mechanical Engineer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

34%

21%

14%

11%

1%

National Average: $100,643

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Late-Career Mechanical Engineers that is 35 percent greater than the national average, Houston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Late-Career Mechanical Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+25 percent), Los Angeles (+22 percent), Seattle (+22 percent), and San Diego (+16 percent). Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, and Cincinnati — cities with fewer than a million residents each — all report salaries below the national rate for Late-Career Mechanical Engineers, proving smaller cities to be an undesirable location for those looking to make more money in this profession. Minneapolis and Cincinnati are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 14 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively.

Key Stats for Mechanical Engineer

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 397 votes.
20 years or more
100%

Skills That Affect Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
▲3%

ANSYS
▲3%

Project
▲3%


National Average
$101,000

Engineering Design
▼1%

Microsoft Excel
▼1%

Pro/Engineer
▼1%



Microsoft Word
▼4%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼4%

autodesk autocad
▼10%

▼12%

Autocad 2000i
▼13%

AutoDesk
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 397 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 11%